Pride and Glory
would be a pretty cool movie if it were made in 1982. We could get all postmodern-Tarantino about it and celebrate the cliches, skip the boring drawn-out dialogue scenes, and watch only the parts that are crazy and violent and ridiculous. Unfortunately, Pride and Glory
was made in 2008, and while nobody's asking this textbook crime drama to reach for Scorsese-esque levels of greatness, most people would still ask it to not be terrible, which it is.
Ed Norton stars as Ray Tierney, a cop who's been working off the beat since some vaguely alluded-to problems occurred two years earlier. Together with his dad, Francis (John Voight);...